A 62 year-old man from Ohio in the US has been ordered by a judge to stand on a street corner and declare his actions through a sign to passers-by.
Edmond Aviv was accused of harassing neighbour, Sandra Purgh and her disabled adult children for over 15 years.
Purgh’s children suffer from developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. She also has a son who is paralysed and her husband suffers from dementia. For over 15 years Aviv harassed her family and hurled racist abuse at them.
Purgh had said to the courts that she was “very concerned for the safety of our family”.
Aviv’s sign read: “I am a bully. I pick on children that are disabled and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in.”
Judge Gayle Williams-Byers also sentenced Aviv to 15 days in jail, anger management classes, counselling and ordered him to write a letter of apology to Sandra Purgh and her family.